The Power of Synergy
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing – life forevermore.”- Psalm 133:1- 3
If you’ve studied the story of the children of Israel in the Old Testament, you’ll notice something peculiar. After living in slavery for so long, they became quite fearful, and their abilities to think and see big became almost non-existent. They became restrictive and even disobedient whenever the promises of God were placed in front of them because they were so used to failure and slavery. In fact, they became so distrustful that they couldn’t recognize when real divine help came. The result of this type of mindset is stagnancy. It becomes impossible to experience any collective or individual advancement.
This is what happens when we embrace a defeatist mindset. When you become so attuned to failure, it becomes so hard to come out of the rut you find yourself in. Living in faith becomes impossible and you just float through life without being able to trust God. The Bible tells us that people like these who are unwilling or unable to trust God in faith can expect to receive nothing from God (James 1:6-8).
We all experience setbacks in life. But how do we ensure that we are not plagued with a defeatist mindset? How do we keep our faith strong in the face of failure?
One surefire way to stay strengthened even in the face of defeat is to find people who can keep you strong and steady even when you fall. God’s word tells us that the face or presence of a good friend can actually strengthen your resolve and keep your trust levels high! Daniel had his three Hebrew friends and David had friends like Jonathan. Ruth and Esther had family members they could rely on to strengthen and guide them, and even Jesus’ disciples had one another to lean on when things didn’t go so well.
While it is important for you to take responsibility for your progress, it’s also good to have people along your life journey who can help you engage divine assistance and push you to turn things around in your life. You can’t do life alone! You need to do life with people who can help you achieve your divine purpose.
The Bible says that it is good and pleasant for brethren to dwell and work together. No one can achieve true greatness on their own. God loves synergy and so if you are going to create impact, do it with God and with godly friends. Don’t do life in isolation. Together, we achieve greatness!
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